Flextronics Is Already Working On Xbox 720 aka Xbox Durango [Video]!

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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming console has been a tremendous success since its original launch and has been widely acclaimed thereafter. There’s been word in the air about Microsoft working on the next generation of Xbox already, and now here’s comes a new tid bit.

Flextronics, a company that’s been manufacturing Xbox 360 hardware units is said to be discretely working on the next generation Xbox hardware. In fact, reports say that a seperate division of the unit has been set up solely for working on the new Xbox consoles.

The new Xbox console is expected to sport a powerful AMD processor, extremely enhanced graphics, deep integration with  the next genertion Kinect Xbox accesory an integrated touchscreen and much more.

Apparently, the new division of Flextronics that’s been set up in Austin, Texas is building the hardware already. But that hardware of the Xbox Durango or Xbox Loop (either of the two probable names we’ve been hearing for what we have been addressing as Xbox 720) might very well be just a square box built for developers. Of course, it can also be the actual Xbox, but the probability of latter is significantly less feasible.

There’s no word from either Flextronics or Microsoft that directly testifies of a new Xbox being in the works, but an excerpt from Microsoft in this regard states as follows:

“Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend its lifecycle like introducing the world to controller-free experiences with Kinect and re-inventing the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships. We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention. Beyond that we do not comment on rumors or speculation”.

While details about the hardware and software specifications are pretty scarce, we do know now that something is being  materialized inside those labs and if it’s going to be released for the developers now, it will not be too long (at least relatively) before it meets our eyes.

Anyway, here’s a video pulled up by TechRadar showing what the next generation Xbox should be like. Head past the dot and let your opinions flow in.

We will keep you posted as more details surface. Stay tuned!

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